Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal
Editor: Amarnath Amarasingam
Contributing author: Gregory R. Peterson
Gregory R. Peterson is a contributing author, "Ethics, Out-Group Altruism, and the New Atheism.”
Book description: The term new atheism has been given to the recent barrage of bestselling books written by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and others. These books and their authors have had a significant media presence and have only grown in popularity over the years. This book brings together scholars from religious studies, science, sociology of religion, sociology of science, philosophy, and theology to engage the new atheism and place it in the context of broader scholarly discourses. This volume will serve to contextualize and critically examine the claims, arguments and goals of the new atheism so that readers can become more informed of some of the debates with which the new atheists inevitably and, at times unknowingly, engage.
Amarasingam, Amarnath and Peterson, Gregory R., "Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal" (2012). History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion Faculty Books. 15.